8th grade science
Course Description: This course encompasses an integrated approach to science as reflected by the newly adopted Next Generation Science Standards. Our emphasis is on “doing” science rather than “memorizing” scientific facts. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for authentic inquiry to mimic the world of real science. Throughout the year, students may be asked to complete projects that demonstrate key class concepts. This may require students to bring some common, household materials from home. Please notify us should there be a problem in obtaining materials. The individual units covered this year are broken down as follows: science and engineering skills; waves; motion, forces, and energy; astronomy; earth’s history; evolution and human impact on ecosystems.
Canvas is our learning management system. All assignments will be posted in Canvas. Students can access Canvas through their Clever account.